Category Archives: News

Phase Three: what’s new?

The First Minister today announced that the progress we’ve made in suppressing COVID-19 means that we can now move to phase three of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown. Coronavirus, although at very low levels in Scotland, is … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Issues, News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Phase two: what’s changing?

Today, the First Minister has announced that we are now ready to move into phase two of the Scottish Government’s four phase route map out of lockdown. We have been able to move to this phase at this time because … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Black Lives Matter

Following the senseless death of George Floyd and the protests which have followed in the United States and elsewhere I have been contacted by a large number of constituents asking for my views on the matter. I can state clearly … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Phase one: what are the changes?

Today, the First Minister has outlined how we are to move into phase one of Scotland’s four phase route map out of lockdown. The good news is that we begin that process tomorrow. I know that you will welcome this, … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

SOCIAL JUSTICE MUST BE AT THE HEART OF OUR RECOVERY FROM COVID-19 CRISIS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has warned that the UK government cannot be allowed to place the burden of austerity on the poorest in society in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes said that the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day it’s right that we pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much during WWII; but it’s important not to let extremists on all sides hijack what should be a moment for all Scots to commemorate the defeat of … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

UK GOVT MUST FOLLOW SCOTLAND’S LEAD ON SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead and have a sign language interpreter at its daily press conferences – saying that doing so could save lives. The MP for West Dunbartonshire has written to the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

THE CASE FOR A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME IS STRONGER THAN EVER

It’s not often I agree with a British Tory Prime Minister, but Boris Johnson was right to highlight that “there really is such a thing as society”. It was Johnson’s predecessor Margaret Thatcher who famously said that there was “no such thing as society”. Boris’s words were chosen carefully and, whilst I wish the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment